Terms of use

Effective Date: February 10, 2014

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.  BY ACCESSING THE KNOWLES WEBSITE (“SITE”) YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE.  These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations.  Therefore, if you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms of Use, do not access or use the Site.  Your access to the Site for the limited and exclusive purpose of reviewing these Terms of Use does not constitute your “use” of the Site or agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use unless you further access the Site.    

Changes to Terms of Use

Knowles Corporation (“Knowles,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) may modify these Terms of Use.  You understand and agree that your access to or use of the Site is governed by the Terms of Use in effect at the time of your access to or use of the Site.  If we make material changes to these Terms of Use, we will indicate the date the Terms of Use was changed at the top of this page.  By continuing to use the Site after we post any such changes or notify you of any material changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified.  You should revisit this webpage on a regular basis as revised versions will be binding on you.

Using the Site

You must provide and are solely responsible for all hardware and/or software necessary to access the Site.  You assume the entire cost of and responsibility for any damage to, and all necessary maintenance, repair, or correction of, that hardware and/or software.

You acknowledge that, by using the Site, you may incur charges from your wireless carrier, internet service provider, or other method of internet or data access, and payment of any such charges will be your sole responsibility.  You agree that your use of the Site will be in accordance with all requirements of your wireless carrier, internet service provider, and other method of internet or data access.  Knowles does not control network access.  Your use of these networks may not be secure and may expose your personal information sent over such networks.

Restrictions on Using the Site

You may not change, modify, adapt, or otherwise alter the Site, or change, modify, or alter another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with the Site or Knowles.  You may not interfere with or disrupt the Site’s servers or networks connected to the Site.  This includes, but is not limited to, transmitting worms, viruses, spyware, malware, or any other code of a malicious or disruptive nature.  You may not inject content or code, or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any page from the Site is rendered or displayed in a user’s browser or device.   You may not extract or scrape data from the Site through web crawlers, bots or any other technologies, nor repurpose or display this data on any other site or service.  You may not attempt to restrict others from using or enjoying the Site, and you may not assist, encourage, or enable violations of these Terms of Use or any other Knowles terms.  You shall not post or transmit any content that is illegal, offensive or defamatory, or otherwise use the site in a manner that infringes the rights of others. 

Information Made Available Through the Service

The content of the Site is protected by copyright and trademark law.  All information on the Site is for informational purposes only.  It is believed to be reliable, but Knowles does not warrant its completeness, timeliness, or accuracy.  As such, Knowles shall have no liability, contingent or otherwise, to you or to third parties, for the correctness, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability, performance, continued availability, or completeness of the data, services, or content of the Site.  Knowles reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, in its own discretion, to add, modify, or remove any of the data, services, or content made available on the Site.      

Suspension and Termination of Access

You agree that, in our sole discretion, we may suspend or terminate access to the Site or any features of the Site, to anyone who violates these Terms of Use or who interferes with the ability of others to enjoy the Site or infringes on the rights of others.

Service Availability

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site, or any portion of it, with or without notice.  You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third-party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site or any portion of it.

Privacy

We respect the privacy of the users of the Site.  Please review our Privacy Policy. These Terms of Use include and fully incorporate our Privacy Policy.  

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE AND RELATED SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS.  AS SUCH, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AND IRREVOCABLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KNOWLES AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ABOUT: (i) THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE; (ii) THE CONTENT OF THE SITE; OR (iii) THE SAFETY AND SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSIONS OF INFORMATION TO KNOWLES OR VIA THE SITE.

KNOWLES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ACCESS TO DATA STORED BY YOU OR OTHERS ON THE SITE IS NOT GUARANTEED AND THAT WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF DATA CAUSED BY THE SITE OR ITS UNAVAILABILITY.

WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONDUCT OR ACTS OF USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES. IN ADDITION, WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT, SECURITY OR PRIVACY PRACTICES OF THE WEBSITES OF OTHER COMPANIES FOR WHICH WE PROVIDE LINKS IN OUR WEBSITE.

Limitations on Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL KNOWLES AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE.  THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF KNOWLES KNEW OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  THIS SUBSECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES.  IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Governing Law

You agree that your use of the Site, these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, and any disputes relating to any of them, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to any conflict of law principles.  Any dispute relating to the above shall be resolved solely in the state or federal courts located in the State of Illinois.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to the use of the Site or these Terms of Use must be filed by you within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.